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Spread Em: Week 10

For your OTP staff, there are two things we love without apology. College football and making money. But why should we continue to keep these two passions in private when they go so well together. Each week we’ll be bringing you our picks against the dreaded spread and where we’re actually putting our money. Myself, your fearless OTP leader, as well as RV and a resident newbie to the OTP family will give you our selections to help make your Saturday more exciting, pay for junior’s college fund, or your growing meth habit. We’re not judging. We promise. You can check out Week Eight’s picks here as a sort of fact check for the referenced weekly and season records below. Week 9 didn’t get thrown up, but scout’s honor the records are referenced correctly.

The spreads are when we placed the wagers, so they may be changing a bit by the time you can either get to a sportsbook, go online, or find a bookie in a seedy backroom of your local watering hole.

RV’s Picks:
Oregon State (-6) v. Arizona State
Texas Tech (-7) v. Texas
Oregon (-8) @ USC
Louisville (-15) v. Temple
Ohio State (-26) v. Illinois

Though a lifelong Notre Dame fan and unapologetic homer, RV actually can appreciate other teams and evaluate talent accordingly. RV clocked in at 3-2 in Week 8, and 2-3 in week 9, bringing his season total to 8-7. Do that enough and you consistently make money.

Jason “Rothstein” Brewer’s Picks:
Oregon (-8.5) @ USC
Kansas State (-9) v. Oklahoma State
Alabama (-9) @ LSU
Pittsburgh (+17) @ Notre Dame
Clemson (-13) @ Duke
Arizona (+3.5) @ UCLA

Last week, Jason clocked in at 5-5, and following his 6-2 week 9, that’s impressive. He stands at 14-10 on the season if you’re scoring at home. And if you are, congrats! Thursday nights are often the hardest to wrangle some strange. Jason also clearly throws conventional rules and direction out the window and gives you more than the five that RV and I do. But, alas, like most things in life, when you’re winning you can punch your own ticket.

Alan’s Picks:
Penn State (-3.5) @ Purdue
Vanderbilt (-7) @ Kentucky
Pitt (+16.5) @ Notre Dame
Kansas State (-8.5) v. Oklahoma State
Oregon (-8) @ USC

Only made one wager last week taking Ohio State early in the week on the moneyline before Braxton Miller’s status was known. That proved to be quite fruitful as the Buckeyes rolled the Nittany Lions leaving me 1-0 for Week 9 and 5-5 on the season.


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